Shannen Maria Doherty (//; born April 12, 1971) is an American actress, producer, author, and television director known for her work in Little House on the Prairie, Heathers, Our House, 90210 (TV series), and Charmed.
Prudence "Prue" Halliwell is a fictional character from the television series Charmed. Prue is depicted as one of the featured leads as she fulfils her role as a witch and, more specifically, a Charmed One – one of the most powerful witches of all time. The character was portrayed by Shannen Doherty in the series between 1998 and 2001, appearing in every episode of the first 3 seasons until the character's death. Doherty was also nominated twice for a Saturn Award for her portrayal of the character. In 2008, AOL named Prue the 10th greatest witch in television history.
Early on in the series, Prue is regarded as the most powerful witch of the Halliwell sisters. During the first three seasons, Prue attempts to balance her destiny of defeating the forces of evil in San Francisco with taking responsibility for her sisters and leading a normal life as an appraiser for an auction house and later as a professional photographer. At the end of the third season, she is murdered by Shax, the personal assassin of the dangerous Source of All Evil. In addition to the television series, the character has also appeared in numerous expanded universe material, such as the Charmed novels and has been featured in the comic book adaptation.